Day trip

Azores - Sanguinho the Lost Village Tour

Azores - Sanguinho the Lost Village Tour

From US$ 67.81 per person

The village of Sanguinho was inhabited for more than a century by a relatively wealthy population that took refuge in this area due to the dangerous overflow of the Faial da Terra.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Centrally located Ponta Delgada hotel's
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the Salto do Prego waterfall
  • Find a recently abandoned water mill
  • Explore abandoned ruins
Full description
The "Sanguinho" is a rural village where you'll found about twenty houses uninhabited since the beginning of the 70s. About 200 people lived there, who abandoned it because of the lack of comfort, difficulties of access and emigration. The route is made up of a dirt road, with a high slope, with steps and hydraulic passages. It presents an average degree of difficulty and has an extension of 6 km. Along the way you can admire the various perspectives of the parish of Faial da Terra, as well as a rich and exotic vegetation. In the "Salto do Prego", where a forest of incense and acacia predominates, you can find a beautiful waterfall and take a dip. Continuing, the trail progresses by a descent until arriving again at the locality of Faial of the Earth. The site of the "Sanguinho" owes its name to the strong presence of the endemic plant of the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands, called "sanguinho" (scientific name, Frangula azorica).
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Two-way private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Leonçio is a great tour guide. We were lucky to have a private tour (due to the limited booking bc of covid). During the walk, Leon informed us about the culture, plant details and his own experiences. He also continuously accommodated to our needs and offered different options eg we could have some breaks here and there to enjoy our picknick or the water falls for a longer time sand in this way W e could enjoy the day to the fullest! His tour was a different than the other ones, but we preferred these as it was more active and interactive rather than ‘just stopping with the car for photos’! He also went out of his way to drop us off at a great recommended beach after the tour c:

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July 25, 2021

The waterfall is breathtaking!

July 5, 2019

Good combination of hiking route and viewpoints. Exceptional guide.

December 22, 2018

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